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Proparacaine HCl Ophthalmic Solution
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Drug Name:

Proparacaine HCl Ophthalmic Solution Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Proparacaine HCl 0.5%; contains benzalkonium chloride.

Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Proparacaine HCl Ophthalmic Solution:

For procedures in which a topical ophthalmic anesthetic is indicated: corneal anesthesia of short duration (eg, tonometry, gonioscopy, removal of corneal foreign bodies), and for short corneal and conjunctival procedures.

Adults and Children:

Removal of foreign bodies and sutures, and for tonometry: 1–2 drops in each eye before operating. Short corneal and conjunctival procedures: 1 drop in each eye every 5–10 minutes for 5–7 doses.


Not for injection into eye. Permanent corneal opacification with accompanying visual loss with prolonged use. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers.

Pharmacological Class:

Rapidly-acting topical anesthetic.

Adverse Reactions:

Local effects (eg, stinging, burning, conjunctival redness); rare: severe, immediate-type hyperallergic corneal reaction.


Formerly known under the brand name Ophthetic.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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